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Dancing Lessons

April 1 - April 9
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, 23069

Ever, an awkward professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks dancing lessons from his neighbor, Senga, an out of commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other.

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Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

April 1 - April 29
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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Free

Poetry Tree

April 1 - April 30
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

Helping  decorate the Poetry Tree with your favorite poem or verse or write one of your own to share.

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Free

Art Exhibits

April 1 - April 23
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224

Take in a variety of works incorporating recycled materials, as well as solo exhibits, and a video series.

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Free

Easter Bunny

April 1 - April 15
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

Visit with the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken. Visits are always free. Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (breaks 12:30-1:00pm and 4:00 -4:30pm) Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm (breaks 3:00 - 4:00 pm)  

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Richmond Spring Carnival

April 1 - April 9
Carnival Lot, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225

This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, midway games and rides for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and ride tickets are also available onsite. Visit DreamlandAmusements.com for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5-11 pm Monday-Friday and 12-11 pm Saturday-Sunday.

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Albee Fest

April 3 - April 15
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Six little known works by the master dramatist, Edward Albee, will be performed in script-in-hand readings with a company of some of Richmond's most talented actors. Two companion events will round out the festival -- a special Edward Albee cabaret with Starlet Knight and Anthony Dowd, and Strange Bedfellows: Albee Edition. Additional festival events include

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Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 6 - April 12
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Catch a game with the family and cheer for the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand against Hartford and Altoona.  

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Free

Spring Petting Farm

April 8 - April 15
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Visit baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs, and more. The Spring Petting Farm is located in the Main Plaza and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m., weather permitting. A $1 donation is suggested; proceeds go the Maymont Foundation.

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Ongoing
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Hatch-A-Peep Paint and Juice

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 5:30 pm
Fusion Dynamics and You, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

An instructor will guide the youth during the session to complete the themed painting on a 8x10 canvas, provided by studio, along with other tools of trade and lite refreshments. Four sessions available, www.fusiondynamicsandyou.com.

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Free

Easter Bunny

April 1 @ 11:00 am - April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Come visit with Peter Rabbit in his sweet southern garden and have your keepsake Easter portraits taken, located on the upper level near L.L. Bean. Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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10:00 am
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Autism Awareness Day

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Featuring quiet areas, gluten free food options, special boarding pass program, and the ASCV exhibiting under the Eiffel Tower.

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10:30 am
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Bow Wow Meow Luau

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Family- and pet-friendly event featuring food trucks, vendors, craft beer, adoptable dogs, a silent auction, and more luau-themed fun. Bring yourselves and dogs dressed up in your favorite Hawaiian wear. Benefits the Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation (RACCF), the city shelter.

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11:00 am
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Kids Club Sunday, Brunch, and Baseball

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

The first 2,000 fans (all ages) will receive a free Flying Squirrels fleece blanket courtesy of American Family Fitness. Brunch options available throughout the ballpark. Kids Club is free for kids 14 and under.

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Free

Smidge Trunk Show

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Featuring Lacy Noble’s handmade sleep sacks in luxurious fabrics for both girls and boys. These one-of-a-kind treasures are the perfect gifts for new parents, those celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day for the first time.

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3:00 pm
Free

UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

A program of sacred and secular choral music, including works commemorating the 50th anniversary of Zoltan Kodaly’s death.

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Altria Masterworks 7

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. This performance features Vaughan Williams, Schubert with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith.

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Firehouse Radio Players

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

A troupe of talented voice actors and sound effects artists return on with three all new “lost classics” of the Golden Age of Radio for your listening and laughing pleasure. Be part of the “studio audience” as they bring these shows to life onstage. In this month’s show: Criminals will be running scared when the doggedly determined cops

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7:00 pm
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Howie Day

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor.

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